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San Diego Mesa College Offers Bachelor Program in Health Information 

Applications are due April 29 for the fall 2016 cohort. It is a hybrid program so students will be in class Tuesday and Thursday mornings and the remainder of the coursework will be online. 

Check out their website for more information.







HIT/CIM Labor Statistics

The information below comes from the Labor Market Information provided by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) website
Health information Technology (HIT) and Cancer Information Management

May also be called: Clinical Data Specialists; Health Information Analysts; Health Information Management Specialists; Health Information Management Technicians; Health Information Specialists; Health Information Systems Technicians; Medical Record Technicians; Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT)

Specialties within this occupation include: Health Information Coders, Cancer Registrars

Salary Information: The average salary for Health Information Technicians is $49,000. 
Outlook: Faster than average growth is projected for Health Information Technicians. Qualified technicians completing a two-year study program should be able to obtain employment easily.
SBCC Offerings: A.S. Degrees in Health Information Technology and Cancer Information Management. Certificates in Cancer Information Management and Medical Coding Specialist.
EDD Occupational Guides:
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians: summarydetailed






Graduating This Spring?

Congratulations! Now What?
Earning your degree is the first step towards a successful career in HIM. But what comes next? To find out more about life after graduation, SAC member Sebrina Campbell recently interviewed Jamie Wilding, a coding and compliance specialist for Esse Health. Wilding is a new professional who graduated from Saint Louis University in 2010 with her BS in Health Information Management.
Click to read the interview.







CHIA Mentorship Program

CHIA’s Mentorship Program brings together seasoned HIM professionals with Student members, recent graduates, and other interested health information management (HIM) professionals in an online open and fluid environment. The California Mentorship Community of Practice (CoP) site is the platform for sharing information, experiences, and networking. This program is designed to promote dialogue and professional relationships between mentors and mentees, and is coordinated by the CHIA Mentorship Committee.
View or print the program flyer for more information.





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